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Western Digital Elements 500GB External drive - £69.99 delivered @ Amazon !

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Manufacturer's Description : The Elements USB 2.0 external hard drive is a fast, easy, reliable way to add more storage to your PC or Macintosh. Simply plug it in to a USB port and start saving or backing up your photos, music video and files. It's pre-formatted for immediate use. The compact, durable metal case provides extra data protection.
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#1
I paid £69.99 ebuyer/google checkout two weeks ago. It's nice looking and smaller than you would expect from the picture. My 320gb and 300gb hds have larger cases.
#2
Out of interest, how long did eBuyer take to get the drive to you.

I've read a few comments this week in relation to HD-TV products where poor customer service at eBuyer has meant those parties not wanting to use eBuyer again.

BFN,

fp.
#3
Payday soon...
#4
I bought this one off Amazon a few weeks ago (£79.99) and can vouch for it being a nice bit of kit. To echo what stated above I too was impressed with the size of the unit.
#5
Anything like quidco to use for amazon these days?

Quite interested in this, my 250gig western digital is pretty full these days.
#6
mine arrived in 2 days from ebuyer
#7
This is a nice external drive, compact and quiet..

however two things you should know about it.

1) Its not maufactured by WD - its uses a WD drive though.

2) The unit does not have a power switch - You have to unplug it to power it down.
#8
How much space do you actually end up with?
#9
Mattitude
How much space do you actually end up with?

Looking at mine it says
Capacity 500,096,991,232 bytes

Ah you asked "how much do you end up with" - as always, you fill the damn things, so you still end up with little or no free space ;)

It is a nice and quiet drive, powers itself down when not in use and doesn't get hot.

Mine was £74 from ebuyer with the 10 quid off from google and 5 day delivery.
#10
martint123
Looking at mine it says
Capacity 500,096,991,232 bytes

Ah you asked "how much do you end up with" - as always, you fill the damn things, so you still end up with little or no free space ;)

It is a nice and quiet drive, powers itself down when not in use and doesn't get hot.

Mine was £74 from ebuyer with the 10 quid off from google and 5 day delivery.


So, according to your capacity and my calculations via Google...

((500 096 991 232 / 1 024) / 1 024) / 1 024 = 465.751617 = (rounded down two 2dp) 465.75GB
#11
This looks quite good.

Regarding being "pre-formatted". Amazon reviews state this needs to be formatted to NTFS.

Can someone clarify what that means please?
#12
what operating system do you use.
if its xp or higher, its simply a case of plugging it in, if its not already formatted, go through the wizard and select format to ntfs
#13
Oh, i'm xp.
#14
Can anyone confirm if this has an on/off switch… thanking you :santa:
#15
davohotuk
Can anyone confirm if this has an on/off switch… thanking you :santa:


foulone
2) The unit does not have a power switch - You have to unplug it to power it down.
#16
foulone
This is a nice external drive, compact and quiet..

So it doesn't have a cooling fan?
Has anybody checked to see what drive is in the 500GB version?
#17
#18
Mattitude
So, according to your capacity and my calculations via Google...

((500 096 991 232 / 1 024) / 1 024) / 1 024 = 465.751617 = (rounded down two 2dp) 465.75GB



Bang on 465, thats what mine showed before I started filling it with about 400GB odd of mp3's
banned#19
BTW - the plastic bits on the end come off it you want them to.
#20
Repo
BTW - the plastic bits on the end come off it you want them to.
Does it have a fan though?
#21
SmilingCrow
Does it have a fan though?


I don't know.

If it does it is too quiet to hear.

If it doesn't then the drive still doesn't get hot.

The drive spins down when not in use.
#22
martint123
I don't know.
If it does it is too quiet to hear.
If it doesn't then the drive still doesn't get hot.
The drive spins down when not in use.

Thanks. I ordered one from Ebuyer at £70 and don't want to keep it if it's noisy.
#23
Still around for £74.99 delivered :)
#24
Does this work fine with Windows Vista?

Thanks.

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